Blacko village show makes a return

Charlotte Philp (9) and Luc Torriero (5) 'hook a duck'  at the Heart and Craft show in Blacko.
Charlotte Philp (9) and Luc Torriero (5) 'hook a duck' at the Heart and Craft show in Blacko.

After a year’s absence due to last year’s Jubilee events, Blacko Events Committee’s annual Village Show and Family Fun Day returned.

And what a cracking afternoon it turned out to be for the 400 or so villagers and friends who attended on the village’s own recreation ground!

The show aspect, with horticultural and home crafts, was extremely well-supported, with high quality exhibits in the finest tradition of country shows.

The rather cool weather didn’t deter people and the catering stalls – tea and cakes and a barbecue – did a roaring trade.

There was a host of attractions, including craft stalls, face-painting, coconut shy, darts, golf, frog-in-a-bog and catch-a-duck games.

The fun races were enjoyed by those taking part in the old favourites – sack, three-legged and egg and spoon events, rounded off by the now famous Blacko Tower Race. The finale of the afternoon was something new – a hilarious egg-throwing competition.

The Events Committee’s chairman, Mr Peter Hesketh, said: “I thank those who had organised the day, the army of willing volunteers who swelled their ranks by assisting in many ways such as erecting (and taking down) the marquees and the stalls, running the catering side, manning the stalls, marshalling the races, helping in general.

“And, of course, all those who had come along to enjoy the day.”

So Blacko folk and friends had lots to do and, thanks to the Events Committee, it is an obvious success for people who live there. But the committee does lots of other things, too.